The visa regime is implemented abroad by Indian missions and posts and, in India, by the regional registration offices of Foreigner (FRROs), Home Departments – District Administrators in the neighbouring states of immigration posts. The PV-II section of the CPV division provides the interface with MHA in the formulation and implementation of visa policy and is also responsible for advising Indian/post visa missions. PV II also formulates a policy for issuing diplomatic and official passports. Other important functions and responsibilities of PV II are attached. (Annex I) In January 2016, it was announced that the extension would take place until March 2016.  In November 2015, it was announced that the visa would be increased to 180 days.  In February 2014, it was announced that the Indian secret services had granted visa authorization on arrival to up to 180 countries, mainly due to the new possibilities offered by the Visa and Visa Registration and Tracking System (IVFRT). The system would not be a typical on-arrival visa to avoid mess at airports, but a system based on an earlier online application, inspired by the Australian Electronic Travel Authority`s system.    Chinese nationals: Chinese nationals receive only individual visas for tourists and businesses valid for up to 3 months. The visa can be extended for up to 3 months by FRROS/Ministry of the Interior. All other types of visas fall into the category of pre-handling. Visas such as passports and consular services are a provision of services and a fee for issuing the visa, according to the scale established by the Indian government.
Visa fees, once charged, will not be refunded. Details of visa fees in effect since July 1, 2008 are attached. (Annex II). However, it is also advisable to consult the website of the Indian mission/post concerned in order to obtain the applicable visa fee. In October 2013, India decided to launch the visa extension process to 40 other nations.  In January 2014, the plans were approved by the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Planning for India.  The sixteen types of visas would also be reduced to three: work, the economy and tourism.  The proposal initially met with opposition from the secret services and encountered a possible queue problem.   As of April 1, 2017, e-visas will be granted in three categories of tourists, businesses and medicine.
The deadline for filing applications under the electronic visa system has increased from 30 days to 120 days and the length of stay of the electronic visa has been increased from 30 days to 60 days, with an increase of double entry on e-tourism and e-business visas and triple entry with the e-medical visa.  The list of eligible nationalities has also been expanded to 11 new countries and the list of ports of arrival has been increased from 16 to 24 airports and 3 seaports.  Business Visa: The validity of a maximum of five years may be granted by missions/posts to foreign businessmen in order to establish an industrial/commercial enterprise or to explore opportunities to create industrial or commercial activities in India or to buy/sell industrial/commercial products. Proof of financial competence and expertise in the area of the proposed activity must be provided.